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Dawn R. Garski vs. Dr. Jose G. Araujo


Injuries claimed: Masectomy

Court: Wood County Circuit Court

Case name: Dawn R. Garski vs. Dr. Jose G. Araujo

Case number: 2007-CV-263

Judge: Gregory J. Potter

Verdict & settlement: Settlement

Settlement amount: $490,000

Special damages: Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $19,645

Date of incident: July 7, 2006

Plaintiffs attorney (firm): D. J. Weis, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.

Defendants attorney (firm): Donald Peterson, Peterson, Johnson & Murray

Insurance carrier: American Physicians Assurance Corporation

Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Dr. Michael Lagios, pathologist

Defendants expert witnesses: Dr. Kenneth McCarty

Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Dr. Araujo misread a slide from a breast biopsy to be malignant. Garski underwent a mastectomy only to find out that it was not cancer.

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